forming part of a series of things that gradually increase or decrease
in standard, value, difficulty
This classification of philosophy introduced the concept of steps of graded knowledge.
Alluvium is deposited in a graded sequence: coarsest first and finest last.
The left-of-centre think tank will call later this week for a graded higher education
a series of graded exercises, in which the survivor masters one level of fear before
choosing to proceed to higher levels of exposure
a graded series of transformations
(of a road
) levelled off so that it is less steep
We broke out of the trees and on to a rough but graded track.
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